Public health

COVID-19: Legal expert questions Premier Kenney’s Charter assertions when it comes to health restrictions

COVID-19: Legal expert questions Premier Kenney’s Charter assertions when it comes to health restrictions

When Premier Jason Kenney announced a series of new pandemic restrictions across Alberta to limit the spread of COVID-19, he made it abundantly clear it wasn’t his preference. “I certainly didn’t go into public service, nor did any of the people sitting around our cabinet table, in order to …

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Public Health advises on 21 new potential coronavirus exposure locations in HRM – Halifax

Public Health advises on 21 new potential coronavirus exposure locations in HRM - Halifax

Tuesday night, Nova Scotia Public Health said there have been an additional 21 potential COVID-19 exposure locations in the Halifax area. Read more: Nova Scotia reports 37 new cases of COVID-19, shuts down bars, gyms The locations and dates of potential exposure are: The Pint Public House (1575 Argyle …

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COVID-19: School board chair says she got no ‘heads up’ from Alberta government about new measures impacting schools

COVID-19: School board chair says she got no ‘heads up’ from Alberta government about new measures impacting schools

The chair of the Edmonton Public School Board says the first time she learned Alberta’s grade 7 to 12 students would be moving to at-home learning was when Premier Jason Kenney held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce new measures at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the …

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‘All we’ve done is taken our foot off the gas’: doctor responds to new Alberta COVID-19 restrictions

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A Calgary urgent care doctor is speaking out about the newest COVID-19 restrictions announced in Alberta on Tuesday. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj said although he believes steps have been taken in the right direction, he doesn’t think the provincial government had gone far enough. “I feel like we are in …

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Some Alberta businesses taking extra COVID-19 precautions as cases surge

Some Alberta businesses taking extra COVID-19 precautions as cases surge

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 23, 2020 6:16 pm     Updated November 23, 2020 6:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Some Alberta businesses …

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2 Dalhousie University students confirmed positive for COVID-19 – Halifax

2 Dalhousie University students confirmed positive for COVID-19 - Halifax

Dalhousie University announced Sunday that this weekend, Nova Scotia Public Health has informed them of two confirmed COVID-19 cases among their off-campus student community in Halifax. According to the university, the two students are self-isolating. READ MORE: Public Health warns of potential COVID-19 exposure at 17 locations in HRM “The …

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New mobile assessment centres for COVID-19 testing to open near Edmonton on Monday – Edmonton

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Alberta Health Services said Friday that four new mobile assessment centres for COVID-19 testing are set to open in the Edmonton area on Monday. The sites will open in Leduc, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and St. Albert. “AHS would like to thank these municipalities for their ongoing support and …

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‘It isn’t a hoax’: Alberta family grieves as father lays dying of COVID-19 in B.C. hospital

‘It isn’t a hoax’: Alberta family grieves as father lays dying of COVID-19 in B.C. hospital

An Alberta family is living out its worst nightmare as a man who is a husband, father and grandfather lies in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Prince George, B.C., dying of COVID-19. Brent Renner is 64 years old. His 65th birthday is in exactly one month …

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New Brunswick moves Saint John area to orange phase as 9 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

New Brunswick moves Saint John area to orange phase as 9 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday

New Brunswick health officials will move the Saint John region to the orange level of the province’s coronavirus recovery plan as the number of cases in the region has doubled in the past two days. The decision comes a day after the Moncton region was also moved to the …

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COVID-19: Olympic champ Kyle Shewfelt laments closure of gymnastics club in Calgary

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Olympic champion Kyle Shewfelt is frustrated he’s had to close his Calgary gymnastics club to curb COVID-19 while other group activities are allowed to continue. The Alberta government shut down indoor group fitness classes and team sports for two weeks Nov. 13-27 in an effort to slow the spread …

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